Mardi Gras Crafts


Mardi Gras Celebrations

February 17, 2015

Mardi Gras is a french word that means Fat Tuesday. It refers to a celebration that is practiced on the eve of Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lent Season

Celebrate  Mardi Gras with parades of  beautiful floats, participants with beads and colorful costumes.


Mardi Gras Preschool Crafts

Mardi Gras Floats

Mardi Gras Shoe Box Floats

Supplies: 

A shoe box or a tissue box

Tissue paper of all colors

Glitter Glue

Colorful Feathers

Mini pompoms of various colors

Directions:

Have the children decorate their floats Ask them to choose a little toy person such as lego people and to sit them in the floats Line them all up and watch the parade of floats!


Mardi Gras Masks

Animal Masks to decorate

Supplies:

Paper plate

Glitter Glue

Feathers of all colors

Straws

Cut out two large circles to make the eyes

Let the children decorate their masks with glitter glue and feathers

Tape a straw on each side of the plate. This will be the handles for the children to use to hold their masks.

Put some music on and have a parade!!


Mardi Gras Song

Mardi Gras Masks 

sing to: Mulberry Bush

This is the way we make our masks,

Make our masks, make our masks.

This is the way we make our masks,

Early Mardi Gras morning.

First we glue some feathers on,

Some feathers on, some feathers on.

First we glue some feathers on,

Early Mardi Gras morning.

Then we add some sparkles here ,

Sparkles here , sparkles there.

Then we add some sparkles here ,

Early Mardi Gras morning.

Off we go to the  parade,

To the parade, to the  parade.

Off we go to the  parade,

Mardi Gras is finally here.

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